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State Trooper Dies 5 Months After Being Shot in Line of Duty


August 25, 2019

A Texas state trooper died Saturday, nearly five months after he was shot in the line of duty, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Sanchez, 49, was shot April 6 in Edinburg after a driver involved in a crash fled the scene and Sanchez gave chase, Texas DPS said. The driver of the vehicle that left the scene …

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Married Only Minutes, Southeast Texas Newlyweds Killed in Crash


August 25, 2019

Harley Morgan was still wearing his dark suit and Rhiannon Boudreaux her wedding dress when the Texas “childhood sweethearts” were killed in a crash with a truck minutes after they were married. Nineteen-year-old Morgan and 20-year-old Boudreaux were pronounced dead Friday at the scene by the same Justice of the Peace who had just married them. “I’m talking five minutes. …

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1 Dead, 2 Children Hurt in Arlington Crash


August 25, 2019

One person is dead and two children are injured after a single-vehicle crash in Arlington Saturday morning, police say. The crash happened around 7:21 a.m. Saturday in the 1500 block of East Sublett Road, Arlington police said. Police said an SUV driving westbound on Sublett left the road and struck a tree. The SUV’s driver was pronounced dead at the …

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Teen driver accused of hitting jogger arrested at high school


August 25, 2019

A high school senior was arrested Friday, almost eight weeks after losing control of her vehicle and allegedy striking and seriously injuring a jogger in the far North Side. Halle Renee Golobay, 18, was charged with aggravated assault. Her bail was set at $25,000. Golobay was arrested Friday afternoon while at Johnson High School, North East Independent School District officials …

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Astros release pitcher Brady Rodgers


August 25, 2019

Two days after the Astros designated him for assignment, Brady Rodgers cleared waivers and was given his unconditional release. The righthander is now a free agent. The 28-year-old Rodgers was Houston’s third-round pick during the 2012 draft. He garnered both Pacific Coast League and Astros minor league pitcher of the year honors in 2016, the same season in which he …

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Developers flock to Northpark Drive in Kingwood ahead of $90M expansion


August 25, 2019

Development on Northpark Drive in Kingwood has revved up to match the speed of the population growth in the Lake Houston area. Commercial incentives, planned transportation improvements and thousands of acres of yet-to-be developed land have allowed Kingwood to stand out as a preferred suburban outpost, economic development sources said Developers are attracting restaurants new to the area, popular staples …

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Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge accepting applications for waterfowl hunt


August 25, 2019

With temperatures blazing in the triple-digits, it’s hard to imagine anyone would be anxious about sitting in a blind at water’s edge or on a boat hunting waterfowl. However, the Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge is already accepting applications for a public waterfowl hunt with an approaching deadline of Sept. 3. Officials emphasized applications must be postmarked by Sept. 3. …

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Man accused of fatally shooting boss taken into custody


August 25, 2019

A man was shot and killed at his north Harris County home Friday after getting into an argument with an employee, sheriff’s deputies said. Deputies arrested Jatraveous Williams, 22, in connection with the death of his boss, 56-year-old Leonard John Ruffer, after being called to Ruffer’s home early Friday evening and finding him shot to death Williams allegedly shot Ruffer, …

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Man pushed off bridge in north Houston because he refused to sell drugs


August 25, 2019

A Houston man is recovering after being pushed off a bridge on the city’s northside Thursday. The 38-year-old victim, Eric Nash, was riding with an acquaintance along Hirsch Road just south of East Crosstimbers around 3 p.m. as the two discussed the prospects of Nash selling narcotics, according to the Houston Police Department. During the conversation, Nash told the man …

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Police: Texas boy subject of Amber Alert, mother found dead


August 25, 2019

WAXAHACHIE — Police say a 6-year-old boy who was the subject of an Amber Alert has been found dead along with his mother in a vehicle in a parking garage in Waxahachie. Waxahachie police say in a statement that the body of Phillip Weidemann, whose father reported him missing earlier Friday, was found along with that of his mother, Candace …

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